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Provides a balanced approach of engagement and containment for regional policy makers with unique perspectives and analysis on the ongoing challenges and opportunities facing Iran while promoting US interests, regional conflict resolution, and the well-being of the Iranian people.

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Wed, May 27, 2020

Twenty years after the Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon, Hezbollah faces host of challenges

The Israeli troop withdrawal was a moment of victory for Hezbollah, but the group has also placed the party in a quandary for the first time, which it has had to wrestle with before a growing audience of critics.

MENASource by Nicholas Blanford

Israel Lebanon

Tue, May 19, 2020

Pompeo’s mystery tour to Israel

With much of global diplomacy relegated to video conferences these days due to the coronavirus pandemic, the timing of Pompeo’s decision to traverse the Atlantic raised more than a few eyebrows.

MENASource by Shalom Lipner

Israel Middle East

Wed, May 13, 2020

Iraq’s new prime minister must manage expectations

There is one that Mustafa al-Kadhimi must be the most cautious in tackling—the management of expectations.

MENASource by Rend Al-Rahim

Iraq Middle East

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Fri, May 29, 2020

Pompeo’s attempted dismantlement of the Iran nuclear deal

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has handed Tehran a perfect excuse to resume nuclear activities of proliferation concern.

Blogs by Mark Fitzpatrick

Iran Middle East

Thu, May 28, 2020

Vice Admiral (Ret.) John W. Miller joins Atlantic Council as nonresident senior fellow

Washington, DC — May 28, 2020 — The Atlantic Council’s Middle East Programs today announced the addition of Vice Admiral (Ret.) John W. “Fozzie” Miller as a nonresident senior fellow. Miller is an expert on US foreign policy and military presence in the Gulf, and he will contribute to the program’s range of work on […]

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Middle East Security & Defense

Thu, May 28, 2020

Aman as a speaker at the Middle East Institute: Iran, Russia, Pakistan, and Afghanistan: Prospects and Potential Trajectories

In the News by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Economy & Business

Wed, May 27, 2020

Twenty years after the Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon, Hezbollah faces host of challenges

The Israeli troop withdrawal was a moment of victory for Hezbollah, but the group has also placed the party in a quandary for the first time, which it has had to wrestle with before a growing audience of critics.

MENASource by Nicholas Blanford

Israel Lebanon

Tue, May 26, 2020

A Biden presidency is bad news for Netanyahu, but not necessarily for Israel’s national security

The possibility of a Biden presidency might have a significant impact on Israel.

IranSource by Shemuel Meir

Iran Israel

Thu, May 21, 2020

Will COVID-19 exacerbate or defuse conflicts in the Middle East?

With the virus has come the reshuffling of priorities needed to combat the pandemic, casting new light on these long-running conflicts. On May 20, 2020, the United Nations Under-Secretary General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs Rosemary A. DiCarlo sat down with the Atlantic Council’s Future of Iran Initiative director Barbara Slavin to discuss potential new openings to advance peace in the region.

New Atlanticist by Masoud Mostajabi

Coronavirus Middle East

Thu, May 21, 2020

Iran and the US ‘meet’ again over Afghanistan

Iran has shown a willingness to engage with the US when the time and venue are right.

IranSource by Barbara Slavin

Afghanistan Iran

Wed, May 20, 2020

The day after COVID-19 and saving emerging markets

While developed markets have responded with historical levels of fiscal stimulus, globally there is immediate fiscal need in the emerging markets to tackle the health and economic fallout.

New Atlanticist by Mohammed Soliman and Francisco Campos

Africa Coronavirus

Wed, May 20, 2020

Dagres in The Washington Post: How Iranian hackers tried to phish me

The email from a prominent Israeli think tank offered some provocative suggestions on U.S. policy towards China. “We must understand that China is at war with the United States,” it declared, citing the covid-19 pandemic as evidence. Its authors recommended that the Trump administration set up a team of “top China experts” such as Stephen K. Bannon […]

In the News

Cybersecurity Iran

Tue, May 19, 2020

Pompeo’s mystery tour to Israel

With much of global diplomacy relegated to video conferences these days due to the coronavirus pandemic, the timing of Pompeo's decision to traverse the Atlantic raised more than a few eyebrows.

MENASource by Shalom Lipner

Israel Middle East